Photos of Belfast’s Shoes Flying Again!

We’ve sure had a lot of sunshine in Belfast … there’s so much to celebrate. Here are a few rays to share — with lots of photos!

This Week’s BFS Radio Hour Features T-Acadie!

Tune in this week for our second “live” show on the Flying Shoes Radio Hour. Pam Weeks, Bill Olson & Jim Joseph of T-Acadie offered up a bunch of tunes, songs, and stories in the WBFY Belfast Community Radio studio. (Chrissy Fowler hosted, and Vic Tredwell was our engineer.) Catch the good times on 100.9 FM WBFY-Belfast Community Radio at 6:00 pm on Fri. July 8, 1:00 pm on Wed. July 13, or streaming on demand all week!)

Bill Olson, Pam Weeks, and Jim Joseph getting ready to play a tune at WBFY during our in-studio recording session.

BFS Shoes Are Flying Again at First Friday Dances!

Wow, after 2 years and 4 months, we’re back to do-si-dos and stars and allemandes on first Fridays! July 1 was a perfect evening for our inaugural dance at Steamboat Landing. A band of 20+ All Comers joined T-Acadie in an overflowing gazebo, scores of dancers of all ages frolicked on the grass right up until dusk, and scattered groups of onlookers on lawn chairs watched cheerfully. As one person exulted via email afterward, “Hurrayyyyy!!!!”

Huge gratitude to everyone who came out to play, dance, and watch — especially folks who contributed to BFS for admission. Special thanks to Neil C, Nick S, Kay Z, Christina B, Liza O, Gary B, and others for helping out with setup, cleanup, and other essential tasks!  Additional thanks to Belfast Parks & Recreation Department and our amazing First Friday SponsorsColburn Shoe Store ~ The Green Store ~ First National Bank ~ First National Wealth Management ~ TFPE Civil Engineering ~ Coyote Moon.

Join us for the next First Friday Dance on August 5 on the Armistice Footbridge. All Comers warmup with Julia Plumb at 5:30, dancing 6-8pm. Details on our calendar.

All Comers Band and T-Acadie rehearsing in the gazebo
Circling left for La Bastringue
All Comers in good form
Looking upriver at the dancers and sky
All Comers Band and boats in the bay
Learning the schottische
Promenading in the walkthrough
Dancing in the park
Dancing under pink clouds
Joining hands in long lines